Existing Website to WordPress Migration

Moving your website to WordPress has several advantages, and the most important are that it is highly customizable and allows content editing with only basic training.

In addition to making it easy to add content, WordPress also makes it simple to change a website’s design by installing new themes and there are literally thousands.

WordPress benefits:

  • User Friendly – with WordPress, users are no longer required to be experts in programming. Once the website is up and running, changes can be made by following a simple tutorial via admin dashboard.
  • Themes – new WordPress themes can be easily installed to give a website a fresh & new look.
  • Plugins – websites can be further customized with additional functionality by installing free or low-cost plugins.
  • Upgrades – WordPress is continuously being upgraded to ensure it is always at the cutting edge of technology.
  • SEO – Search Engine Optimization. WordPress includes built-in features to optimize your website for search engines, such as Google, so that it can be easily found by people.

Common issues with WordPress migration

Moving a static website to WordPress is complex, time consuming and resource intensive. Migrating an HTML website to WordPress involves six steps, and those unfamiliar with the process commonly experience difficulties or run into problems in each of them.

1. Server evaluation – the server where the website resides must be able to support WordPress, which means that it must support the latest PHP and MySQL, and it must have the mod_rewrite Apache module installed.

2. Website evaluation and backup – carefully analyzing each page of the existing website in order to determine what types of content and features are included. Features other than text, photos and resources may require special attention and must be noted. Once the website has been completely evaluated, a full backup should be made in case anything goes wrong during the migration.

3. WordPress installation – after the server and existing website evaluation, WordPress can be installed. This process is relatively straightforward, but even those with moderate Web design skills can run into problems.

4. Design implementation – matching an existing design is extremely tedious, and creating a new theme requires advanced knowledge of CSS, HTML5 and PHP programming.

5. Content migration – while content migration is not as difficult as design matching and implementation, it is very time consuming, especially when it has to be done manually or a custom importing process must be designed.

6. Website review and QA – after the content has been migrated, it is necessary to review each page of the website and make any corrections as necessary. In some cases when special features are required, additional adjustments must be made to the WordPress source code.

Migrating an existing website to WordPress requires a deep understanding of Web design, Search Engine Optimization, content management and marketing.

The most efficient way of dealing with this is – to hire us

We will listen attentively to your needs and desires in order to create a customized website that includes a full complement of sidebars, plugins, widgets and forms for email contacts.

In addition, our service is able to help you from the very first step by creating a solid plan of action and supplying recommendations based on tried and true methods. Of course, when dealing with us, our client always has the final word on how the website will appear and function.

To ensure that everything meets your needs, an access to a test site will be provided. This way, you can go over each page and discover issues that may have been overlooked. If any problems are found, corrections will be made before your website goes live. After all, customer satisfaction is our top priority.

The value of using our WordPress migration service is unquestionable. By hiring our experienced team, you will be able to focus your time on more important matters, such as operating an online business or managing a complex organization.